Complexity in Design Management: Layered System Dynamics Graphs
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Engineering
This paper describes the application of System Dynamics (SD) in developing strategies to improve design management. The problem has a significant disciplinary breadth, from internal individual functioning to national political agendas. An unusual feature of this use of SD is its focus on meta-theoretically structuring existing theories, which contrasts with traditional SD methods that model the physical phenomena directly. This approach resulted in the development of a modified SD method using layered, interconnected SD graphs.